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Dendrobium cuthbertsonii Cuthbertson's Dendrobium


Cuthbertson's Dendrobium, Dendrobium cuthbertsonii


Dendrobium cuthbertsonii F. Mueller 1888

Common Name Cuthbertson's Dendrobium [English Collector in Asia 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

This is a high altitude [750m-3500m] mossy tree growing, miniature epiphyte found on mossy rocks by stream growing lithophyte or a east face terrestrial cliff dweller that is in leaf litter and beneath small plants in very exposed sun conditions with clustered, very short, fusiform stems carrying lanceolate, rough textured, dark green, purple veined below leaves. This plant is found in New Guinea and is free-flowering with a solitary flower on a terminal to axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence if given cool to cold conditions with high humidity and great airflow, even year round watering and a steady weekly fertilizing.

Synonyms Dendrobium agathodaemonis J.J.Sm.; Dendrobium asperfolium J.J.Sm.; Dendrobium atromarginatum; Dendrobium carstensziense J.J.Sm.; Dendrobium coccinellum Ridley; Dendrobium euphues Ridley; Dendrobium fulgidum Ridley; Dendrobium laetum Schlechhter; Dendrobium lichenicola J.J.Sm.; Dendrobium sophronites Schlechter; Dendrobium trachyphyllum Schlechter; Maccraithea agathodaemonis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea asperifolia (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea atromarginata (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea coccinella (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea cuthbertsonii (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea euphues (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea lichenicola (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea sophronites (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Maccraithea trachyphylla (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pedilonum asperifolium (J.J. Sm.) Brieger 1981; Pedilonum coccinellum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum cuthbertsonii (F. Muell.) Brieger 1981; Pedilonum euphues (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum sophronites (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum trachyphyllum (Schltr.) Brieger 1981